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London Canal Museum
12-13 New Wharf Road King's Cross
London N1 9RT
United Kingdom

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Horse Medicine

'Save the Horse Spavin Cure' was a medicine used to alleviate bony enlargements on the hocks of horses, often caused by strain. The trademark for 'Save the Horse Spavin Cure' was registered in 1908 in the United States. A news clipping from the 'The Day' Newspaper states that this medicine "permanently cures Bone and Bog Spavin, Ringbone (except Low Ringbone). Curb, Thoroughpin, Splint, Shoe Boil, Wind Puff, Injured Tendens [sic] and all lameness without scar or loss of hair. Horses may work as usual." (The Day, 23 October 1908).
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Spavin is caused by osteoarthritis and has often been caused by uneven loading between hocks. This would have been a serious issue for horses pulling heavy weight along the canals.
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Save the Horse Spavin Cure was used to alleviate bony enlargements on a horse\
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Horse Power, First Floor, London Canal Museum
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